Friendships in late life: A rural-urban comparison

Karen A. Roberto, Jean Pearson Scott

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This study examines the friendship patterns of older adults living in rural and urban areas. The sample consisted of 132 urban adults and 126 rural adults, 65 years of age and older. Respondents were randomly selected and interviewed in their own homes. While both groups were involved in joint social activities and helping behaviors with their friends, there was a distinction in the type of involvement according to geographical location.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-26
Number of pages11
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Mar 1987


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